Finance, Personnel and Economic Development Committee
- Date: 10/22/2019 8:00 AM
- Location: City-County Government Center, Room H
160 S. Macy Street
Fond du Lac, Wisconsin 54935
Kenneth W. Depperman: 8 a.m. to 4:06 p.m.
Brian T. Kolstad: 8 a.m. to 4:06 p.m.
Dean P. Will: 8 a.m. to 4:06 p.m.
Also present were Allen Buechel, Erin Gerred, Tammy Pinno Supple, Stacie Basler, Rick Kiefer, Craig Walters, Meggin McNamara, Kim Duel, Kim Mueller, Danielle Vollendorf, Dani Page, Scott Schmitz, John Rickert, Mary Hayes, Patricia Lancour, Rick Gedemer, Jill Triatik, Joyce Mann, Paul Tollard, John Wehner, Dan Krieser, David Brandenburg, Mark Radmer, Lisa Freiberg, and Keefe Urban.
1. Call meeting to order.
Chair Ryan called the meeting to order at 8 a.m.
2. Members of the public who wish to address the committee on specific agenda items must register their requests at this time, with such comments subject to the reasonable control of the committee chair, as set forth in “Robert’s Rules of Order.”
There was no public comment.
3. Discussion of the 2020 budget.
a. Rick Kiefer, Central Maintenance manager, highlighted the 2020 budget questions (see attached).
b. Craig Walters, Fairgrounds manager, highlighted the 2020 budget questions (see attached).
c. Corporation Counsel Meggin McNamara highlighted the 2020 budget questions (see attached). Ms. McNamara and Kim Duel, office coordinator, explained the reason for the request of a legal secretary for the office.
d. Health Officer Kim Mueller highlighted the 2020 budget questions (see attached). Dani Page explained her job duties and additional responsibilities in regard to the reclassification request. Danielle Vollendorf, Inspection Program director, explained the inspection fees.
e. Scott Schmitz, Information Systems director, highlighted the 2020 budget questions (see attached). He detailed security procedures that are in place.
f. Director Patricia Lancour, Deputy Director Rick Gedemer, and Accounting Manager Jill Triatik were present to discuss the Department of Social Services budget. Ms. Lancour reviewed her answers to the 2020 budget questions (see attached). She distributed a handout, 2020 Budget Salary Proposals, and reported that retention and recruitment are the reasons for the requested reclassifications, which will be funded by increases in state allocations.
g. Paul Tollard, county conservationist, reviewed his answers to the 2020 budget questions for the Land & Water Conservation Department, which is comprised of seven full-time and two part-time employees and whose primary clients are farmers (see attached). He discussed funding challenges, including cost sharing, and the department’s role in helping clients reduce runoff, while still seeing an economic return.
h. John Wehner, airport manager, reported on the Fond du Lac County Airport, explaining the services provided by fixed-base operator West Bend Air and updating the committee on the snow removal equipment hangar and future paving needs (see attached).
i. Dan Krieser, operations manager, discussed the Medical Examiner’s Office budget, referencing the 2020 budget questions (see attached). He said business is picking up; referral county cases have gone from between six and eight a month to about 18 a month.
k. Harbor Haven Health & Rehabilitation Administrator Mark Radmer went through his answers to the 2020 budget questions with the committee (see attached). He reported that a resolution on private pay rates will go to County Board on Oct. 29.
4. Update on the progress of the Hotel Retlaw project.
5. Discuss eligibility requirements to access a business investment loan from the Special Allocation Revolving Loan Fund.
County Executive Allen Buechel led discussion regarding eligibility requirements to access a business investment loan from the Special Allocation Revolving Loan Fund.
6. Approve extra meetings.
7. Approve bills.
Motion (Will/Depperman) to approve the following bills. Motion carried.
8. Future agenda items and meeting date.
The committee will meet after County Board on Oct. 29 to discuss budget revisions. Another meeting is scheduled at 4 p.m. on Nov. 5.
Motion (Depperman/Farrell) to adjourn the meeting at 4:06 p.m. Motion carried.
Lisa Freiberg, Fond du Lac County Clerk
Keefe Urban, Deputy County Clerk